The River Caller
April 15, 2011 7:10 PM   Subscribe

The River Caller
I've written and self-published a book. This is my first try, so I decided to go with Amazon Kindle self-publish. This is part 1 of a multi-volume work that I'm planning on publishing in the same manner. I've priced it as low as Amazon will allow (2.99). The River Caller is a story centering around a boy named George, who lives in Ogdensburg, New York, in the late 19th Century. It is primarily a story about life on the Saint Lawrence River, but there are things about George that are a little out of the ordinary.

Here is the description that I've written for the opening:

George and his family live a hard life on the banks of the Saint Lawrence River. The year is 1881, and young George spends his days on the docks of Ogdensburg, New York, hovering underfoot while his older brother Joseph hauls boxes and cargo on and off the ships. A horrifying encounter with something he can't describe changes everything for George, and his life is turned upside down. Questions begin to arise: Why can't he remember anything from his early childhood? Why would his mother adopt him, when she was a widow with 4 other mouths to feed? Why do these visions keep appearing?

George finds he must leave Ogdensburg in order to find these answers, and he begins an adventure that will change his life, and the lives of everyone who depends on the river, forever.

You can find the Facebook fan page here, and for you folks overseas, the Amazon UK link as well.
Role: Author
posted by thanotopsis (3 comments total)

Hey there! Congratulations on completing and publishing your book!

Two questions:

1) Is it possible to purchase and read this without owning a Kindle; and

2) Is there an excerpt somewhere for people who want to get a sense of the writing before purchasing?

posted by amtho at 11:06 AM on April 17, 2011

I've successfully used one of the Kindle free programs to read Kindle books on my computer.
posted by muddgirl at 4:53 PM on April 17, 2011


1) Yes, you can download and install Kindle for the PC, or use Kindle for the Web.

2) One of the links down the right hand side of the Amazon page allows you to download a sample excerpt to your Kindle device or software. I've done it, myself, and it ends up giving you the full Prologue and the first couple of paragraphs of Chapter 1.
posted by thanotopsis at 5:04 PM on April 17, 2011

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